Donald Cerrone Draws Melvin Guillard on His Home Turf at UFC 150

July 13, 2012
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Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone

The UFC 150 fight card slated for Aug. 11 in Denver just got some serious punching power.

UFC officials on Friday announced that not only was Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone granted a fight on his home turf, but he’ll also face a fighter that packs the same power into his striking game as he does, Melvin Guillard.

Cerrone (18-4) has been begging for a bout at the Pepsi Center ever since he earned a unanimous decision nod over Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fuel TV 3 back in May. He’s finally got it in his former teammate.

Guillard (30-10), who has left Greg Jackson’s camp in New Mexico for the Blackzilians in Florida, is just one week removed from his last fight, a victory over Fabricio Camoes at last week’s UFC 148 in Las Vegas.

The two will be part of the supporting cast for UFC 150, which features UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson rematching Frankie Edgar, the man he took the belt from.

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  • phrankthetank

    Been waiting for this fight for a while

  • fightfankevin

    This will be more interesting than edgar/henderson. Let the trash talking begin.

  • pooby

    This seems like a gift for Cerrone and his home crowd. Interesting match up anyway. A former Jackson guy against a current one. I don’t expect a boring fight, and Melvin always has a puncher’s chance on the feet. I wonder if we’ll actually see some takedowns from Cerrone.

  • raulsalcedo

    Bang bang……..

  • Is it just me or does the guy on the 5 hour energy drink commercial look like what Cerrone will look like in 10 years?

  • adam1848

    Melvin’s tendency to get submitted by good fighters, mixed with Cerrone’s excellent ground game, makes this a rather uninteresting match up, for me. I’m sure Cerrone will stand and bang just to keep the fans entertained and it might even be a good fight, but I assume Donald will stop this fight whenever he wants to. Guillard is an amazing athlete, but I think it will take more than strength and athleticism to hang with Cowboy. But having said that, Melvin is one of those guys that could either fade away never to be heard from again, or step up and take the belt and keep it for a long time. I keep waiting to be impressed by him, but so far, it hasn’t happened.

    • KBEsq

      I agree with everything you say, except that I think this is still a good fight. I think Cerrone wins both standing and certainly on the ground, but Guillard always has that wild card element because of his speed and aggression.

  • RubeKegal

    Guillard via using his neck to strangle Cerrone’s arms

  • think this will be a fun fight:) anything can happen in this fight;)

  • piccini_51

    Cerrone by rear naked choke!